- Pain, burning or stinging when passing urine
- Also, suspect pain if your young child starts to cry while passing urine
- The feeling of "can't wait" to pass urine may occur. This is called urgency.
- Passing small amounts of urine (a few drops) at a time may also occur. This is called frequency.
- Not caused by an injury to the genitals
Causes of Pain Passing Urine
- Soap Vulvitis. Bubble bath, shampoo or soap in bath water is the main cause in young girls. Can cause the genital area to become red and sore. This is called "soap vulvitis." It can cause pain when passing urine. Using a soapy washcloth can also be the cause. Vaginal itching or redness can also occur.
- Bladder or Kidney Infections (urinary tract infections) are possible at any age. It can be diagnosed by checking a urine sample.
- Labial Fusion. (Also called labial adhesions.) This is when the vaginal lips or folds are stuck together. The vaginal opening looks closed off. Labia that are closed more than half way can collect soap or stool. The main symptom is itching in this area. It can also cause pain when passing urine.